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The Samsung Galaxy S IV is one of the most feature-rich smartphones ever released. The manual is over 140 pages long, and consists mostly of basic instructions for first time owners. Things like the icon guide will be great for first time users: For more advanced users, or for those of you who have previously owned a Galaxy device, you might be more interested in some of these new features that we found while flipping through the pages of the user manual. Let’s take a look at our top 5 favorite features in the new Samsung Galaxy...

Tired of getting excited to load a video only to see the dreaded blue box with a question mark? The cause of that blue box is due to Android dropping native support of flash—ironic since that was one of its original selling points. The simple answer to this problem is to get Adobe Flash for your Android phone, but seeing as how it’s no longer available in the Play Store, it’s a bit more trouble than one would think. Don’t fret though, we’ll hold your hand throughout the process! First, we have to make sure we...

Samsung’s Kies software has been sprouting enigmatic issues ever since its inception and we have yet to see a a unified solution from Samsung. One of the fundamental issues that our users have had with Kies is the across the board difficulty getting Kies to recognize and connect with our Samsung devices. Often times interfacing problems between your computer and a device can be caused by driver incompatibilities. One of our diligent readers–after “4 months of unsuccessfully trying everything on half a dozen forums,”...

When Samsung first released its Galaxy Note, its sheer size was the primary topic of discussion. But that’s understandable since that’s the first thing you really see.  However, the Galaxy Note is more than meets the eye–the S Pen is the key feature that remains hidden in it’s own secret storage within the device. Maximize your Galaxy Note II experience by trying out these useful S Pen tips! 1. Hover Scroll On scrollable pages or menus, you use your S Pen to hover over the corners of the page to engage scrolling. 2....

The mobile phone camera. Once a novel feature that gave users the ability to capture grainy, low-res stills, it’s blossomed into a full-fledged prerequisite for a well rounded smartphone. Nowadays we can record full HD videos from our smartphones, and Samsung phones in particular have been noted for their great shooters. Although there are plenty of photo apps out on the market, CameraAce is unique in that in addition to adding filters and effects, it also helps manage your photographs as you take them. Typically when shoot photos...

Samsung has been getting better and better about firmware update with each generation of hardware, and we’re pleased to announce that both the 7 and 10.1 inch versions of the Galaxy Tab 2 are being updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Android 4.1 is arguably the most significant and powerful update to Android in the last couple years as it adds significant performance bump with Google’s project butter, along with improved UI controls and Google services integration. The update was first announced at IFA in late August, but is...

Samsung has been churning out great devices for the past few years, from the original Galaxy S, to the brand new Nexus 10. Some would say that the rate at which they’ve been making their hardware is a bit too fast. Considering every year for the last 3 years, Samsung has released a Galaxy device as well as a Nexus device, its difficult to get your hands on the latest and greatest Samsung tech without spending a pretty penny. Although it’s true that buying every new device would cost you a small fortune, you’ll find that...

In their everlasting quest to root and dissect every single Android device, the XDA community has uncovered a serious exploit on one of Samsung’s most popular devices. While playing around with his Samsung Galaxy S III, XDA member alephzain discovered that he could obtain root without flashing with ODIN. Alephzain apparently discovered a serious exploit in the Exynos kernel that grants read/write access to the memory by all users. Although this allows users to easily root their devices, it also makes it alarmingly easy for...

I was opening the back of an old Nexus S when I began to notice a faint odor that seems vaguely familiar. It was the same sweet, minty-metallic potpourri I smelled when opening my Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy S II! I had to be sure, so I popped open my Samsung Focus and by golly, it too smelled sweet! Warning: We at CareAce do not recommend smelling you battery because of the reasoning below. I had a mild headache doing research for this article so please spare your brain cells. Well I wondered if this was just an idiosyncrasy of Samsung...

Android Smartphones and DSLRs, too pieces of modern consumer technology that have made breakthroughs in each of their respective industries. Now the two can be united with the right cable and a little bit of software: The typical DSLR has a pretty small LCD display, which had users and developers wondering if there was some way to leverage the ample display of your smartphone so you could have better control of your photos. Thanks to the developers over at Chainfire who’ve developed the DSLR Controller app, you can use your...